Updated: September 25th, 2023
The Shoes of the Winners of the Berlin 2023 Marathon

Men’s Podium

Winner: Eliud Kipchoge | 2:02:42

Eliud Kipchoge was able to conquer his fifth Berlin marathon win. He did not manage to break his own record or to drop under 2 hours, but this wins still cements him as one of the greatest of all time.

No surprises there, Kipchoge is wearing Nike – the third iteration of the Alphafly.


Runner-up: Vincent Kipkemoi | 2:03:13

The Kenyan athlete arrived 31 seconds after Kipchoge – an incredible feat. On his feet the Asics Metaspeed Sky+ – one of our favorite racers.

picture of ASICS Metaspeed Sky+ - copyright Running Shoes Guru

picture of ASICS Metaspeed Sky+

Third place: Tadese Takele | 2:03:23

Another great time comes from this young Ethiopian athlete, who also managed to stay within a minute from the winner. On his feet a pair of adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3.

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picture of Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3

Women’s Podium

Winner: Tigst Assefa | 2:11:53

The Ethiopian runner was the news of the day! She shattered the Marathon World Record by more than 2 minutes.

She accomplished this in Adidas’ latest secret weapon: the Adidas Adizero Adios Pro Evo 1. We will be seeing more and more of these shoes on the podiums, I am sure.

Runner-up: Sheila Chepkirui | 2:17:49

The Kenyan runner ended her race 6 minutes after the winner – and she was also wearing the Adizero Adios Pro Evo 1.

Third place: Magdalena Shauri | 2:18:41

Coming in less than a minute after the second place, this athlete from Tanzania was wearing a pair of Anta C202 5 GT Pro. A shoe that I need to admit we are not familiar with.

anta c202 GT

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